Injury problems ahead of Gloucester game

Date published: Monday, September 1, 2014
OLDHAM have picked up a handful of injuries to add to the blow of losing heavily at Gateshead Thunder.
On-loan George Tyson was ruled out of the game on Tyneside with a knee injury picked up while training with his parent club, Salford Red Devils.
In addition, four players were hurt at Gateshead —- Phil Joy, Lewis Palfrey, Danny Langtree and Sam Gee.
Joy has mild concussion and the other three have each got painful thigh muscle injuries (dead legs) which will be assessed during the week.
Scott Naylor has conceded that Oldham will probably finish third in Championship One following their 40-14 defeat.
Had they won on Tyneside, Roughyeds could have wrapped up second place by beating Gloucester All Golds at Whitebank on Sunday (3pm) in the last of their 20 regular league games.
As it is, they will only finish second to York if they beat Gloucester and if Hunslet lose at South Wales Scorpions, who are marooned at the bottom of the league.
“It looks as though we’ll be going to Hunslet now in our first play-off game, instead of them coming here,” said Naylor.
“In any event, we will work hard this week to put things right and to prepare well for Gloucester.”